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it would launch long-range rockets that it claims can reach the united states. this is just after the united nations instituted sanctions on its last rocket launch. it does not seem to have much impact on kim jung-un. a variety of satellites and long long-range rocketses which will be launched one after another we will target the u.s. the sworn enemy of of the american people. settling accounts with the u.s. needs to be done with force not with words as it regards jungle law the rule of its survival. what? the country's belligerent stance is one more issue on the president's full foreign policy plate, and it's going to be a concern for john kerry if he's confirmed secretary of state as he's very likely to be, increasingly likely, as a matter of fact. he got a very warm welcome from both sides of the hearing at his confirmation hearings in the senate today. >> the friendship has endured i believe it is based in myture respect. some observers have attributed that respect to the fact that when we were much younger nicer and better looking men than we are now senator kerry and i spen
. >> here is the reality about the keystone pipeline that comes from canada to the united states to deliver oil. that oil is going to somewhere no matter what. this is becoming an ideological touchstone in washington but it doesn't mean a whole lot. that oil will find its way to china, the united states, to europe, wherever it's needed whether the pipeline comes to the united states or it goes across canada and off the coast of vancouver british columbia. this dc fight has very little meaning in the larger picture. >> michael: but those dc fights change the way we talk about it. >> they do. >> michael: it will be the centerpiece for however long for a moment or months of conversation. >> that benefits the status quo. it benefits big oil big coal and the lobbyists who represent those interests. if you're talking about what is relevant then you're not talking about policies and changes that are very important. >> michael: how does it change the president's accusation. >> facts, in washington they have a problem with. it's not tens of thousands of jobs but hundreds of jobs at the end of the da
to the debt of the united states, we have all sorts of day-to-day obligations that the united states incurs to pay the electric bill, to pay federal employees salaries to pay social security benefits. those are not debts to which the debt ceiling applies. and the idea is to recognize if we don't have enough money to pay those day-to-day obligations that the federal government should issue ious to people. it would say we're very sorry, yes, we owe you money, can't pay you now, when we can, we will. and then the fun part of the idea is that instead of the treasury trying to raise money through a back door mechanism like the platinum coin people would take these ious and tell them at a small discount, and that gets cash to most people's hands and at the same time it is less of a constitutional front to the congress. >> jennifer: so the notion would be that the -- so everybody who is a contractor with the government who is owed some money would be given some kind of paper. they could take that paper to the bank, and the bank would somehow buy it on the assumption that the
women have been assigned and attached to units and even commanders had no idea that women would be able to fulfill, and women served beyond anyone's expectation, really accomplished amazing feets, silver stars, bronze stars with combat devices. so they proved everybody wrong. >> jennifer: well there still are a few. let's take a listen quickly to representative tom cotton. he is a newly elected member of congress and a military veteran. here is what he says. >> to have women serving in infantry though could impair the mission essential task of those units, and that has been proven in study after study just from a matter of -- it's nature. upper body strength and physical movements and speed endurance and so forth. >> jennifer: is it just about strength or it is something els. >> the congressman's comments were really out of line and not based on facts. there are women who could do these tasks, because they are being recruited right now is another question, and we don't have our best and brightest necessarily joining the military, because today men are random
at some point may be able to reach the united states. so north korea is much more of a serious problem than iran even though our public opinion and press is focused much more on iran. >> jennifer: so what does kerry do about north korea? >> well, i think there is a lesson here which might be applicable to iran as well. just this week for the first time ever both russia and china joined the rest of the un security council in passing unanimously a solution expressing concern about what the north koreans are doing and saying. that may not be very much in substance, but those presidents joining us suggests that these countries might -- if we are skillful -- might become partners in trying to warn the north koreans not to overstep the limits of rationality. >> jennifer: so you have written a lot about the potential for the u.s. to sort of lose its hold on being the number one global power. you just talked about china or russia. do you see them potentially step going that vacuum? is there a real risk of u.s. decline? >> no, what i have said is that the united states
america? >> well one of the things that this shows is that ignorance is dangerous. the united states ignored afghanistan in the 1990s and we saw what came out of that. we have been ignoring this area of africa for a long time even though morocco has been saying for many years that radical islamic groups have been growing for a while. perhaps the most prominent of them this one. he is someone who emerges in 2002, and takes 18 germans and french backpackers hostage. he gets almost $20 million as a result. he builds up a massive force from that. and through hostage taking robberies and associations with drug runners, they help guide many of the drugs ultimately boun for europe, they are getting paid fees to do that, so this group has grown through money and through violence, and they are very good at it. >> richard, aren't you overstating it though by saying we have ignored that part of the world? just yesterday for the first time in a while recognized the government of somlia. >> egypt is as far away from molly -- responsible military action is based this the he
've had as secretary of treasury the premier financial position in the united states government more important because our president has no training, and really no understanding of class classical business and economics. >> jennifer: and an unnamed congression nat source told the "washington post" jennifer ruben that lou was the one to screw up any dales deals and proposed lefty positions, whatever that means. and, we don't need a treasury secretary who thinks that wall street deregulation was not responsible for the financial crisis. we need a treasury secretary who will work hard to break up too-big-to-fail financial institutions so well street cannot cause normassive financial crisis. but, are there enough lawmakers who don't approve of lou to scuttle the nomination? i say no way. coming to us from washington, d.c. tonight to discuss this story and more about president obama's second term cabinet tad divine. welcome to "the war room"." >> good to be here, governor. >> jennifer: jack lou seems like the perfect nominee. twice confirmed. he's conservative, an orthodox jew. he returns
services are required within a year to have sexual violence units created, so he needs to expedite that and make sure that the women are treated as equals to the men and that we end this cultural dialogue. >> jennifer: it is a cultural problem. and as you said you can start taking steps to change a culture within a very large organization, and there's been some progressives who have criticized hagel because of his -- you know he is very conservative on social issues on choice, very conservative on a number of issues but because he has been very conservative does not mean that as leader of the department of defense that he would tolerate a culture of violence against women. and i think that's the line. he has to make it clear that he will not tolerate it. >> chuck hagel is very conservative of these issues. barack obama is very liberal. we need to go with the majority of the people in the country. and we have to break the cultural silence. >> jennifer: right. that's what we're going to talk about next with cenk uygur. christine thank you so much for coming insi
to people who are broken our laws or are in the united states illegally. >> of course we build a fence and we do not give in-state tuition credits to people who came here illegally. >> jennifer: that went on and on, and we know how that turned out for them. latino made up 12.5% of the overall electorate and they would have had even more of an impact if all of the eligible hispanic voters had voted. because all of them make up 17% of the total u.s. population and just 10% of the voters this year. so they are punching below their weight. so pew estimates that that voting block is going to double in size over the next generation. it is a huge number. another member of the gang of eight, senator john mccain seems to have gotten the message. >> i'll give you a little straight talk. look at the last election. look at the last election. we are losing dramatically the hispanic voted which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons, and we have got to understand that. >> jennifer: actually this is the first time that john mccain has signed on to any of the president
can lift my sags spirits, vincent dimarco is the national coordinator for the "faiths united to prevent gun violence." he comes to us from baltimore tonight. thank you for joining us in "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: when and how did your organization get it's start? >> faiths uniteed to prevent gun violence started in 2010. when faith leaders successfully worked against toe tobacco to enact life-saving fda legislation. we thought we could use that same authority same power to reduce gun violence in america. that's when we came together. since then over 40 national faith groups have come to together representing tens of millions of americans to say it's time to reduce gun violence in america and there are ways to do it. faiths united to prevent gun violence is here because there are gun violence protection measures that work and have been proven to work. >> jennifer: tell us what the specifics are about the measures that you're proposing. >> the specific measures that we're proposing, a letter from faith leaders sent to president obama and congress said
to default. no one is going to allow the united states to not pay it's bills. no one is going to accept the economic costs. it rallies the entire business community to the president's side. >> jennifer: he said he would rather have them fight on spending. there might be signs of progress on the senate side, too. alaska republican senator lisa murkowski told the fairbanks daily news miner that spending cuts should not be tied to the debt ceiling debate. then she added if you incur an obligation, you have an responsibility to pay for that. well, it's nice to finally hear someone from the party of personal responsibility stand up for the government's responsibility. joining me now for the latest on debt politics and much more is michelle bernard the president and korea of the person senator center for women politics and public policy. she's joining us from washington, d.c. and with me in the studio is the always insightful strategist donnie fowler. welcome inside "the war room"." >> glad to be here. >> i'm going to start with you. the republicans, do we start to see cracks in the wall of o
in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first. >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it? >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> jennifer: that, too went on and on. after the hearing graham, who up until that point had been none noncommittal told foreign policy magazine that he was unlikely to vote for hagel. others went further. senator dan coates gave a 15 minute speech said he would vote no. hagel's performance did not earn him much praise from the other side of the aisle. here is senator claire mccaskill. >> well, i'm going to be candid. i think chuck hagel is much more comfortable asking questions than answering them. that's one bad habit you get into when you've been in the senate. you can dish it out but sometimes it's a little more difficult to take it. >> jennifer: interesting. she declared claire mccaskill mccaskill, to say if she would vote for him. joining me now is nicholas burns, former u.s. ambassador professor of dip diplomacy. >> thank welcome to "the war room"." >> thank you. >> jennifer: it
in the united states. er that morally obscene. >> jennifer: your goal is to reduce poverty by half in ten years, and eliminate poverty in this country by 30 years. those are tall orders. what do you think would have the biggest impact if in fact congress listened to you? >> i think the major anti-poverty program would be jobs with a living age connected to quality education and decent housing. but it starts with poor and working poor people. think for example a wonderful piece in rolling stone, $34 billion for the top 18 banks in the last four years. $34 billion for the top 18 banks. we can take a slice of that and have tremendous impact in terms of alleviating poverty. not just give outs. we're talking about jobs with a living wage. building the roads, structure and so forth. >> jennifer: clearly if you build infrastructure and roads you have got jobs associated with it, in addition to making sure that people have access to those jobs. you have the opportunity to train people on how to have a long-term decent-paying job. >> that's right. >> jennifer: you have been c
of the united states was just crushed by a fish sandwich. it should be noted that kfc released a statement this was men as a spoof, and clearly the president made it out okay to enjoy the fish sandwich. now benton is an italian clothing line. and in 2011 they won best press campaign for this unhate campaign it is called where they photo shop world leaders kissing. here is the president kissing hugo chavez. which . . . okay. and then the president kissing tao. this is wrong not because
can spend more money and invest in the united states. the question is in the negotiations in congress over the spending do you see that happening? >> we've got to make it happen. again, it's got to be the voice of the american people that will make it happen. people don't realize that 60% of our discretionary money go to the defense. wewe need and want a strong defense, with you but quite frankly out dateed cold war-era weapons can be taken off the table. there are many, many ways we can save money with defense in our pentagon budget, and never even touch anything that would affect our troops and their benefits and their families or national defense. nothing is off of the table and we have to under that defense can't be off of the table. we have to keep defense on the table as part of the negotiations as we move forward. i cannot accept a plan that's going to cut domestic spending by 8%. but i can look at a plan that looks at waste fraud and abuse cuts in the pentagon that will create jobs in our country and invest in infrastructure, education, healthcare rather than investing in cold
rate in the united states is about 3% to 4% on average. but health insurance and hmo are going up 10, 40, sometimes as high as 50%. between those two cost trends lies the enormous profits that the companies are making. in california, they're going to make 21% return inequity inin 2012. that's on the backs of small businesses and families. families in california have to choose between paying for rent, buying food versus rising costs of health insurance. they can't afford it so they go without. >> jennifer: in states like california that has not given the insurance commissioner the teeth that is necessary to prevent these kinds of rate increases, people need to get state legislation. should it be done at the federal level? should that loophole be closed as an amendment to obama-care, or will that risk opening up the whole thing? >> that would be wonderful but i think it's very unlikely give the republicans control of the house that that would core. senator dianne feinstein tried to do exactly that in 2010. she fought very hard to include language allowing for the rejection of excess ex
than by dousing something with gasoline and sets it on fire? also this week the women of the united states house of representatives took a photo together. see if you can find my favorite representative. no. no. there you are. i dock my invisible hat to your inridiculous see quinned cowboy one. and there is a vending machine for medical marijuana
demanded, what reforms is united we dream pushing for? >> of course recently in december 2012 united we dream held it's annual congress, 600 immigrant youth from states like arizona, colorado, new mexico, florida, virginia, new york, came together to talk about what our platform is going to be and what we're going to push. we'll continue to push the dream act, we also want integration for the 11 million people who are here. that includes the pathway for citizenship for people who continue to live here, travel, work here and continue to contribute to our economy and to our communities. >> jennifer: so i'm wondering if you're worried--this is what somebody was telling me this weekend, that republicans are going to be unwilling to agree to more than token reform because they're afraid of giving a path of citizenship to 11 million people who might be inclined to vote for a democrat, are you worried about that? >> growing up in arizona i'm cautiously optimistic with the best situation. i do believe we can get this done. i do believe that the american people ultimately that everybody who has
: that is insane. that is totally insane. >> the president of the united states was just crushed by a fish sandwich. it should be noted that kfc released a statement this was men as a spoof and clearly the president made it out okay to enjoy the fish sandwich. now benton is an italian clothing line. an
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